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Men Posed for Photo in Murder Trial

Description: Photograph of seven men posed for a photo of a murder trial in 1915. Prominent attorney James Leggett accused of murder and he was defended by Moman Pruitt and found to be not guilty. Seated Left to right: jailer Sam Sellers, Leggett, Defense Attorney Carl WeAvenuer, Deputy Sheriff Jon Stevens. Standing: Deputy Sheriff Guy Short, Sheriff Dan Holeman, Jury Foreman Ed Scott.
Date: unknown
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

Bud Felker

Description: Photograph of A.W "Bud" Felker who served as the McCurtain County Sheriff from 1921-1922. He died in the line of duty during a shootout with a suspected murderer in Wright City.
Date: unknown
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

Sheriff, Carter County

Description: Political statement issued by Enoch C. Watterson during his race for office in 1956. 4 pages, with carbon copies; gift-Elmer LeRoy Baker
Date: unknown
Creator: Watterson, Enoch C.
Partner: Ardmore Public Library

Sheriff, Carter County

Description: Political advertisements for Charles H. Beane during the July 1956 election. Primary was held July 3, 1956 and the runoff was July 24, 1956. 15 newspaper articles-Daily Ardmoreite, July 1956; gift-Elmer LeRoy Baker
Date: 1956
Partner: Ardmore Public Library

Ardmore, The Convention City

Description: Page from this magazine stating that Ardmore will host the Sheriffs' Association of Oklahoma convention in 1925. General description of the city at that time is given along with local hotel facility to be used-Hotel Ardmore. Frank E. Carson is shown as finger print expert for Ardmore and Carter County. 1 page, photocopied, 2 copies
Date: 1925
Partner: Ardmore Public Library

Buck Garrett S Bud Ballew - Lawmen Exploits Recalled

Description: Daily Ardmoreite, Feb. 8 & 9, 1970. Reprint of story of two early Ardmore lawmen written in 1921 by Bill Krohn. Accounts of their work in the Ardmore area are told, along with many shootings. Buck Garrett came to Ardmore at the age of 19 and served as a U. S. Marshal, an Ardmore policeman and Carter County Sheriff. Bud Ballew came to Indian Territory at the age of 14 and served as deputy to Buck Garrett beginning in 1912. At the time of the article both men were living,
Date: 1970
Partner: Ardmore Public Library

Sheriff, Carter County

Description: Political advertisements and announcements during the race for the office by Enoch C. Watterson, July 1954. 6 newspaper articles, Daily Ardmoreite, July 1954; gift-Elmer LeRoy Baker
Date: 1954
Partner: Ardmore Public Library

Frasher, Will

Description: Note containing information from Mrs. R. J. Dupuy, Jr, Dallas, Texas, July 17, 1968. Mrs. Dupuy states she has a picture of Frasher, her grandfather, and the first automobile owned by the Ardmore Police Department, c1900.
Date: unknown
Partner: Ardmore Public Library

Sweeten, Jess

Description: "Sweeten Says Capital Punishment Should Stay" by Ernest Jones, Palestine Herald-Press, Dec. 5, 1976. Story of veteran Texas lawman, born in Stiegler, I. T. Accounts of some of his work in law enforcement are included along with mention of his book, "Jess Sweeten, Texas Lawman". newspaper article; gift-Stella Nail
Date: 1976
Creator: Jones, Ernest
Partner: Ardmore Public Library

Garrett, Buck

Description: Letter from Martin C. Philpott, Roanoke, Va., June 12, 1971. In the letter Mr. Philpott, a police badge and patch collector, states he has a sex pointed badge with Garretts name engraved and wants to verify its authenticity. Letters from two Virginia law officers verify Philpotts credentials. Photocopy of badge is included. Notes from Mac McGalliard on original letter. 4 pages, typed, photocopied.
Date: unknown
Partner: Ardmore Public Library

Sheriff, Carter County

Description: Daily Ardmoreite, July 25, 1956. Article announcing final counts in the runoff election held July 24, 1956. Watterson defeated Beane by a mere 259 votes. Recount is indicated. newspaper article-2 pages; gift-Elmer LeRoy Baker
Date: 1956
Partner: Ardmore Public Library

Buck Garrett

Description: "Buck Garrett - Man and Legend", True West, Jan-Feb. 1970, by Louise Riotte. Story includes recollections from Ardmoreites of events involving Garrett, his work in keeping peace in early Ardmore, his wife "Ma" Garrett, returning Clar Smith Hamon to Ardmore for trial, and many accounts of his generosity and concern. It is reported he never killed a man during his years in law enforcement, but had many fights.
Date: 1970
Creator: Riotte, Louise
Partner: Ardmore Public Library

Sheriff, Carter County

Description: Political advertisements from candidates for the office of Sheriff, Carter County, July 1954. Candidates : Otto Powell, Floyd Randolph, Newell J. Craighead, Walter Day and Houston Cox. 12 newspaper articles-Daily Ardmoreite, July 1954; gift-Elmer LeRoy Baker
Date: 1954
Partner: Ardmore Public Library

Battle of Lee Ran Recalled

Description: Story of death of Jim and Andy Roff and Billy Kirksley during attempt to arrest Jim Lee, Pink Lee and Frank Peirce for cattle rustling. Posse was led by Jim Guy, U.S. Marshal with Bob Scivally, J.W. "Windy" Johnson and Emerson Folsom. Letter included is from Mrs. Wayne Hill, daughter of J.W. Johnson. 1 page, newspaper article, 1 page, handwritten. (Photocopy) from: Mrs. Wayne Hill July 21, 1970
Date: 1895
Partner: Ardmore Public Library

Sheriff, Carter County

Description: Letter of political advertisement for Enoch C. Watterson during the 1954 election campaign for Sheriff. This was issued before the runoff vote. 3 pages., with carbon copy; gift-Elmer LeRoy Baker
Date: unknown
Creator: Watterson, Enoch C.
Partner: Ardmore Public Library